Top Ten Pictures from Mynmar

Myanmar is very photogenic. From the beautiful sunsets, to the stunning ancient architecture to the local culture we saw many amazing scenes. Here are our favourite photos from our time there.

1. Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon – At night the entire complex is lit up allowing for this spectacular view.

Shwedagon Pagoda at night
Shwedagon Pagoda at night.

2. Kyauk Kalap, Hpa-An – This tall, sheer pinnacle rock with a pagoda perched on the top is interesting on its own. The monks walking past made this one a favourite.

Monks at Kyauk Kalap
Monks at Kyauk Kalap

3. U-Bein Bridge, Amarapura – The beautiful sunsets at this teak bridge are simply amazing.

U-Bein Bridge at sunset, Amarapura
U-Bein Bridge at sunset, Amarapura

4. Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon – These stunning, white pagodas display the opulence of the complex.

Shewdagon Pagoda
Shewdagon Pagoda

5. Mt Kyiktiyo, Kinpun – This Yati Hermit Monk was one of the most amazing people we saw in Myanmar

Yati Hermit monk on walkway to Golden Rock
Yati Hermit monk on walkway to Golden Rock

6. Bagan – Away from the tourist sites, we were able to find this secluded pagoda surrounded by flowers and trees.

Ancient temple in Bagan
Ancient temple in Bagan

7. Inle Lake – The floating gardens at Inle Lake are an impressive display of human’s ability to adapt.

Floating Gardens, Inle Lake
Floating Gardens, Inle Lake

8. Inle Lake – The balancing basket fishermen of Inle Lake appear to be dancing on the ends of their dugouts.

Basket Fishermen, Inle Lake
Basket Fishermen, Inle Lake

9. Mt Kyiktiyo, Kinpun -The Golden Rock clings to the side of the mountain, defying gravity as devotees cover it in gold leaves.

Golden Rock, Mt Kyiktiyo
Golden Rock, Mt Kyiktiyo

10. Mrauk U – The ancient pagodas at Mrauk U are most beautiful when they are glowing from the red rays of sunrise and sunset.

Sunrise glow on the pagodas
Sunrise glow on the pagodas

11. Honourable Mention – Chin Tribal Villages, Rakhine – This tattooed-face lady has such an interesting face including her bamboo pierced ears.

Tattooed-Face Lady from the Chin Tribe
Tattooed-Face Lady from the Chin Tribe

For extra pics from this trip go to Gallery/Myanmar. For extra pictures from other blogs go to Gallery at monkeystale.ca Click on a picture to view it as a slide show.

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